For Immediate Release
October 3, 2011
Contact: Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Traverse City Light & Power
Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
L&P Hosting Open House Oct. 8 with Free Giveaways, Free Food!
(Event Celebrates Public Power Week)
(Traverse City, Michigan) — On Saturday, October 8, Traverse City Light and Power(L&P) will be hosting an Energy Smart Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Hastings Street office (1131 Hastings Street). All L&P customers with their families are invited to attend and observe L&P’s operations that provide low cost and reliable electricity. Activities include free food and beverages, free hard hats to the first 200 children, free prize drawings (including restaurant gift certificates and a climb to the top of the L&P wind turbine) free compact fluorescent light bulbs (limited quantities), live demonstrations (including bucket truck operation, pole climbing, and electricity safety), and more!
“Rain or shine, we’re celebrating Public Power Week,” said Ed Rice, L&P executive director. “We invite the community to join the celebration with Light and Power and over 2,000 other municipally-owned electric utilities that provide electric services on a locally-owned, not-for-profit basis. This is one way we provide our citizens and ratepayers firsthand information on all we do to provide safe, reliable, low-cost electricity with local control.”
Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with theAmerican Public Power Association (APPA). APPA is the service organization for community-owned electric utilities.
Details about L&P’s Energy Smart Open House are in the September customer billing insert and can also be viewed on the L&P website.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at competitively priced rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.